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If you’re searching for someone to source the very best talent in your industry, you want an expert at the helm. A search firm with an in-depth working knowledge of your sector and its specific quirks and challenges, and the track record to prove it.

With over a decade’s experience of head-hunting in the Technology and Life Sciences sectors, and a 100% delivery record on exclusively retained searches, Farquharson Grant gives you complete security and confidence that we know your marketplace like the back of our hands. And we know how to navigate it to attract the very best leadership talent that will transform your business.

From early-stage private companies to large foundations and multi-nationals; whether you’re sourcing at Board Level or further down your leadership line; we have the networks and know-how you need across the Healthcare, Technology and Consulting industries.

Life Sciences

Continual, rapid advances in Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Cell & Gene Therapy, are affecting all corners of the Life Sciences sector. This scientific revolution is driving pioneering drug discovery, technology led therapies, and patient centric treatments.

With the Life Sciences sector evolving at pace, effective leadership is more vital than ever in adapting to this changing landscape. Leaders need to be visionaries, passionate advocates for innovation, who can balance scientific breakthrough with organisational needs, shareholder investment and patient outcomes.

There is a unique opportunity for visionary healthcare leaders to redefine the future of the industry. Farquharson Grant has been advising Life Science organisations and building leadership teams to capture this opportunity.

Our trusted global networks across the Life Sciences sectors and a genuine, nuanced understanding of what is required of executive search to successfully solve leadership challenges, has inspired the likes of Gilead, GSK, Novartis, CSL, Seqirus and Curative.

Our focuses are:

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cell & Gene Therapy
  • Medical Technology

Continual, rapid advances in Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Cell & Gene Therapy and Medical Technology, are affecting all corners of the Life Sciences sector. This scientific revolution is driving pioneering drug discovery, technology led therapies, and patient centric treatments.


We are living in a time of exciting technological innovations. Digital technologies are driving transformational change. New technologies are reshaping product and input markets and deeply changing business and work. The progress in artificial intelligence and related innovations are expanding the borders of the digital revolution, whilst technology trends will have the potential to change how we work and live.

We look forward to a future where we are inspiring organisation and shaping the world, we live in. We look forward to working across Applied AI, Advanced Connectivity, Industrialised machine learning, Cloud, and edge computing (including Cyber security), Immersive-reality technologies, Future connectivity, Generative AI, and Quantum technologies.

As we move through the new technological change, we cannot overemphasize the importance of diverse talent as a key source in developing a competitive edge.  The shortage of qualified talent has been a limiting factor in the growth of many high-tech fields. But our ability to position the opportunity, our client’s brand, the personal challenge, and a service that ‘white gloves’ clients and candidates through a professionally executed search process – heightens your chance of success.

Our focuses are:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Product Officer Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Managing Director
  • General Manager / Country Manager

"We partnered with Simon in several hiring of senior Q leadership roles and the quality of the profiles he brought into the process as well the timeliness and focus made it easy for us to fill the roles with high calibre candidates. It was a great pleasure to work with Simon, thanks!"

Vice President Global Quality Operations. Biotechnology